Recently, I received a request to do a blog post about Lavender.
The scent of lavender is very soothing. Besides soothing tension, calming jittery nerves, relieves headaches, and soothes colic.
Strangely enough, it's also a stimulant. It stimulates the circulatory system and appetite.
This remarkable plant can be a pain killer, it has anti-bacterial qualities, it repels bugs, and is also an anti-depressant.
Surprisingly, lavender is very good for upset stomach. It reduces bile, treats motion sickness, and may even reduce the side effects of cancer.
But perhaps the BEST thing about lavender, it gets rid of stomach gas! LOL
Plant lavender in a well, drained fertile soil. It likes full sun.
Harvest your lavender by gathering early in the morning, in the middle of summer.
Use Lavender in tinctures, or use it's essential oil for many things, including hair rinse, massage oil, or bath oil. You may freely use the flowers in baths, compresses, salves, or in wine, cooking, baking, and drinks.
Making essential oil is easier than you think! Check out this video just using almond oil or olive oil....
Until next time,